Where were you born and where have you lived?
I was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, and have also lived in Valparaiso, Indiana, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and Paris, France.
Where did you attend university or college?
I did my undergraduate work at Valparaiso University and my masters at the University of Illinois.
What kind of reading do you most enjoy doing?
I enjoy reading history, particularly biographies and stories of small parts of a larger event that you might not know about otherwise. On the fiction side, I enjoy mysteries and epic fantasy.
What are the small essentials that make life more comfortable?
Fuzzy blankets, music, and friends.
What are your favorite snacks?
Chips and salsa, dark chocolate, dried mangos, chai lattes.
What do you do to unwind?
Read, play my cello, watch movies, bike, dance, watch football, play board and card game.